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Prefecture: Corinthia
Location: 38° 4′ 28″ N, 22° 37′ 45″ E
Population: (1991)
 - Total
 - Density¹
 - Rank


sea level
about 3 m(centre)
Postal code: 204 00
Area/distance code: 11-30-27430-2
Municipal code: 3009
Car designation: HA
Address of administration: 2 Lykourgou Frantzi St.
Xylokastro 204 00

Xylokastro (Greek:, Modern: Ξυλόκαστρο Ancient: Xylokastron, Ξυλόκαστρον Greek word meaning wooden castle) is a city that is 40 km W of Corinth via GR-8, which is also E65. Its interchange is about 1.5 km W, west of the river. The population is around 11,000 and there is a nearby interchange southwest of the city. The city has a river named Sythas to its west and a mountain to its south and southwest. The town offers a beautiful beach. Agriculture surrounds the city.

The town was known as Viladusa by the Venetians in the mid to late 2nd millennium.

The community has a small school, a church, a police station, a post office, banks, a volleyball arena, and a square(plateia).

Its nearest communications tower is on a mountain southwest of town (about 6 km)

Nearest places


Year Communal population Change Municipal population Change
1700 65 - - -
1981 5,188 5,123/7,881.54% - -
1991 5,821 633/12.20% 16,802 -


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